gram-variable

adjective

gram-vari·​able ˈgram-ˈver-ē-ə-bəl How to pronounce gram-variable (audio)
: staining irregularly or inconsistently by Gram's stain

Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gram-variable was in 1956

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“Gram-variable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gram-variable. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

gram-variable

adjective
: staining irregularly or inconsistently by Gram's stain
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